Initiated dancers, which lives in temples. They were considered the mates of the governed gods of the temples they were lived. Devadasi-s were divided into different categories. The highest category includes those devadasi-s that attain the perfect control over their corporal functions.
a Hindu temple priestess who performs ritualistic dances and songs , primarily to please the gods in a temple's "Sanctum Sanctorum" (inner sanctum), but also to help the temple worshippers elevate their consciousness
a woman married to a god and thus sadasuhagan or married, and hence at all times blessed
A "religious" practice in South India whereby parents marry young girls to a deity or the temple: they become prostitutes for upper-caste men. Outlawed in 1988, the practice remains widespread
'Devadasi (Sanskrit: à¤¦à¥‡à¤µà¤¦à¤¾à¤¸à¥€, translation: "Servant of God") originally described a Hindu religious practice in which girls were "married" to a deity or temple. In addition to taking care of the temple, they learned and practiced Bharatnatyam and other classical Indian arts traditions, and enjoyed a high social status. However following the demise of the great Hindu kingdoms the practice degenerated.